Tag: vehicles

President Biden signs Executive Order with new zero-emissions vehicles goals

President Biden signs Executive Order with new zero-emissions vehicles goals

August 8, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., President Biden signed an Executive Order on Friday that sets an ambitious new target to make 50% of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions vehicles, and also kicks off development of long-term fuel efficiency and emissions standards to save consumers money, cut pollution, boost public health, advance environmental justice, and tackle […]

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Utah passes HB91 to decarbonize transportation, clean fleet incentives

Utah passes HB91 to decarbonize transportation, clean fleet incentives

March 28, 2021 |

In Utah, the state legislation passed Utah HB 91, a bipartisan bill that reenacts and extends the availability of a state tax credit related to certain alternative fuel heavy-duty vehicles and makes technical and conforming changes to state law. Sponsored by Rep. Andrew Stoddard (D-44) and Sen. Lincoln Fillmore (R-10), the bill encourages the transition […]

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Nebraska to conduct E30 pilot program in state vehicles

Nebraska to conduct E30 pilot program in state vehicles

September 26, 2018 |

In Nebraska, Governor Pete Ricketts and state agencies will start a new pilot program in the coming weeks now that the Environmental Protection Agency approved the project requested by the State of Nebraska to study the use of higher ethanol blends. In the pilot program, the state will study the use of E-30 in state-owned […]

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Indian transportation ministers insists auto industry transition to biofuels

Indian transportation ministers insists auto industry transition to biofuels

January 22, 2018 |

In India, the transportation minister has called on the automotive industry to pick up the pace in introducing biofuel-powered vehicles in an effort to support the underlying drive for reducing fossil fuel imports and replacing them with biofuels. He said that there is no timeline for the introduction of biofuel vehicles because sooner or later […]

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Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership calls on heavy goods vehicles manufacturers to boost biofuels

Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership calls on heavy goods vehicles manufacturers to boost biofuels

October 26, 2015 |

In the UK, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is calling on fleet operators, local authorities and others to join forces in building the market for heavy goods vehicles which cut carbon, reduce emissions and lower fuel costs. In earlier work, the LowCVP has identified three main opportunities for cutting emissions from HGVs which pointed […]

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Indian government pushing hard for alternative fuel vehicles

Indian government pushing hard for alternative fuel vehicles

December 22, 2014 |

In India, the government has proposed slashing all excise taxes on the purchase of vehicles that run on 100% biofuels, including personal transportation as well as buses. Currently excise taxes on vehicles run between 6-8%. Excise taxes for hybrid vehicles would be cut to 2%. The transport minister is pushing hard, especially for biofuels in […]

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Brazil to begin testing higher ethanol blends in vehicles

Brazil to begin testing higher ethanol blends in vehicles

June 18, 2014 |

In Brazil, the government will soon begin two months-worth of vehicle testing with higher ethanol blends following push by the industry and Congress to boost blends beyond the current 25%. Demands for 27.5% and 30% blends have been made but it wasn’t clear at what blend level the tests will be.

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